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Story of Yanxi Palace 

Yan xi gong lüe (original title)
A young girl searches for the truth about her older sister's death by becoming a seamstress in the Emperor's harem.
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Series cast summary:
Jinyan Wu ...  Wei Yingluo 70 episodes, 2018
Yuan Nie ...  Qianlong Emperor 66 episodes, 2018
Enshang Liu ...  Li Yu 65 episodes, 2018
Charmaine Sheh ...  Hoifa Nara Shushen 61 episodes, 2018
Anna Fang ...  Zhen'er 59 episodes, 2018
Zixin Jiang ...  Mingyu 55 episodes, 2018
Kai Xu ...  Fuca Fuheng 50 episodes, 2018
Qing Su ...  Hitara Erqing 43 episodes, 2018
Lawrence Wong ...  Hailanca 40 episodes, 2018
Mo Cheng ...  Yuhu 39 episodes, 2018
Yuanke Wang ...  Su Jinghao 39 episodes, 2018
Tianyun Zhang ...  Zhenzhu 39 episodes, 2018
Lan Qin ...  Fuca Rongyin 38 episodes, 2018
Cheng Chang ...  Desheng 36 episodes, 2018
Maolei Wang ...  Yuan Chunwang 35 episodes, 2018
Chunli Song ...  Empress Xiaoshengxian 31 episodes, 2018
Jiawei Li ...  Palace Maid Liu 30 episodes, 2018
Zhuo Tan ...  Gao Ningxin 30 episodes, 2018
Yufei Shi ...  Zhilan 29 episodes, 2018
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A young girl searches for the truth about her older sister's death by becoming a seamstress in the Emperor's harem.

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One of the best storylines and cinematography in a period drama.
26 November 2018 | by CentralBankSee all my reviews

I've never finished a China-production drama before, especially not one which runs to 70 episodes. But this was my first time ever. It got me and my ENTIRE family fighting over the remote to catch up on the episodes we missed. We weren't even bored to rewatch any episodes with each other. The storyline is gripping, many sad stories and past hidden behind the villains. Almost every single cast member had such a deep plot behind them, and such fluidity to the story, that I was most impressed by the script itself. You felt the pain of even the maids surrounding the main casts. This does not fall into the cliches of period drama at all. The lead is way too witty (honestly ridiculous at some points), but her wittiness gives the show a really new atmosphere. Often times it really annoys me when i see the 'victim' script go by and the *lead is stuck in a predicament unable to explain her way out of it*, but not this one! Every single main cast and sub-storyline casts were all very well detailed and contrived. Villains boasted considerable intelligence and craftiness, and you often sat at the edge of your seat waiting to find out how the lead would get out of the mess this time round.

This is not one to be missed. The story really gets going a few episodes in, but you don't want to miss anything, because that's how detailed this story is.

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19 July 2018 (China) See more »

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Hengdian World Studios, China

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